Cyriel Dessers Scores As Cremonese Defeat AS Roma in Coppa Italia
- Cremonese have secured their place in the semi-final of the 2023 Coppa Italia after beating Roma 2-1
- Nigerian forward Cyriel Dessers scored the first goal for his club in a win that came as a surprise
- Interestingly, Dessers and his teammates have not won a match in the Serie A so far this season
Super Eagles forward, Cyriel Dessers scored for Cremonese on Wednesday night, February 1, in their Coppa Italia win over AS Roma.
The surprise result sends the club to the semi-final.
Going into this battle, Roma - led by legendary manager, Jose Mourinho - were tipped to win the tie considering the fact that Cremonese have failed to win a game this season in the Serie A.
But against all odds, Dessers and his teammates shocked Roma and the club's home fans to record a famous 2-1 win.
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When did Dessers score?
According to the report by Score Nigeria, the 28-year-old opened scoring for Cremonese via the penalty spot in the 28th minute. An own goal from Zeki Celik in the 49th minute doubled the lead for the visitors.
Roma came out aggressively in the second half looking to restore parity by any means, but they were only able to score a goal at the death through Andrea Belotti.
Journalist reacts to Dessers' display
Sports Brief spoke with Nigerian sports reporter, Ojora Babatunde, who is based in Paris. He explained that Dessers would have to keep scoring to increase his chances of selection for the Super Eagles squad.
''I was happy that he scored against Roma, which helped his team, but he has to start netting in the Serie A because they are not doing well, and goals will surely decide his fate in the Super Eagles.''
Cyriel Dessers breaks silence
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Dessers expressing joy at fulfilling his dream of playing in the Serie A, after making a move to the newly promoted Cremonese.
The Nigerian's brilliant performances at Belgian side, KRC Genk paved the way for him to be signed by the Italian club, who are in desperate need of goals this season.
Considering the number of clubs interested in the signature of Dessers, Cremonese will count itself lucky to have the rising star in their ranks.